October 24, 2014 – The History Program Office preserves NASA’s documentary record, stimulates the study of aerospace history, and communicates historical information within NASA and with the public. Student interns assist the History Program by managing our social media accounts; writing features for the website; reviewing historical manuscripts; researching historical questions, and performing assorted other support tasks.
Although the internships are unpaid and housing is not provided, the experience gained from performing meaningful work at NASA Headquarters is invaluable. Interns write most of the department’s social media posts. And, because the History Program is part of the Office of Communications, there are many other activities that students may be a part of. Recent interns have helped host NASA Socials, and have assisted public affairs officers with astronaut appearances at Headquarters and elsewhere around the city.
There are 3 internship periods: fall, spring, and summer. Interns typically work 20 hours per week for 10 weeks for the fall and spring terms. For the summer, we like interns to work at least 30 hours per week for 8-10 weeks.
To apply, you must submit:
Email all of these items to Dr. Bill Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org
The work location is NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. A security background check will be conducted on those selected for the internship.